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Thursday, June 18

Anime

Bit Rot

One by one, the anime ops and eds I put up on Youtube are disappearing, thanks to Youtube's new content-destroying bots.  Pleh.

Just try to find the Haruhi opening on Youtube.  There were hundreds of copies.  Now there's one, and it's crap.

Pretty soon Youtube will be a wasteland of stupid pet videos and Google will be out the $3.5 squillion or whatever it was they spent.

Pleh, I say.  Pleh.

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Anime

Caramelldansen Origins

After the break, because it's NSFA.*

But yes, this is where both caramelldansen and Popotan came from.  Who knew?**

* Not safe for anywhere.
** Apparently, quite a lot of people.
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Blog

Really Moving

The on-again off-again mee.nu server move is on again, for this Friday at 6AM GMT.

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Geek

Liacshio

Just been renewing the various mee.xx domains that don't auto-renew.

Fortunately there's only two auds to the squid at the moment.  I thought it was in emus when I did the first one, then I did a double-take.

The crunch comes in 2011 when my mu.nu renewals octuple in price. sad

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Wednesday, June 17

Cool

Let's See

There's eight compositions, three moods, four arrangements, six starting sections, and twenty variations on the one theme, not to mention the fact that the structure is very much dependent on the length, and that all those factors serve merely as a seed.  So there's easily ten thousand different outcomes even before you really start to customise it.

Awesome.

...

Oh yes.

View from a Cloudy Window

Escapement
Counterpane
Intermezzo
Antebellum

Hrm.  Might tinker with those last two some more.

Hum.  Actually, apart from a couple of chorus sections in Counterpane and Antebellum that could do with punching up a little, I'm pretty happy with all four.  So, having broken and then repaired the mu.nu virtual server (accidentally upgraded it from 8GB to 1GB instead of 10GB), I think it's time for bed.

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Friday, June 12

Cool

I Should Bloody Well Hope So

There's a third season of Ashes to Ashes due next year.  And having just watched the finale of season two, well, see the title of the post.

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Monday, June 08

Blog

Mooving

mee.nu (and the mu.nu Minx blogs) will be migrating across to its new home on Monday at 6AM GMT.

Was originally scheduled for Sunday at the same time, but I somehow slept through all of Saturday, so I'm not quite ready yet.

Downtime is expected to be about an hour.  Originally it was going to be just a few minutes, but due to recent hiccups I'm now planning to do a full database reload, so it will take a little longer.

Update: Running a bit behind schedule, bit still planning to do the move today.  I have worked out a plan to minimise the downtime, so when your blog goes blank for twenty minutes or so, that will be it.

(I should be able to put up a message saying what's happening.)

Update: Still working on it.  Tidying up the old environment now so that I can do a nice quick move.  While I'm doing that, I'll do a test run of the database load.

Update: Downtime should be only about 15 minutes.  The trial run took 3.5 minutes to dump the database, 1 minute to copy across to the new server, and 8.5 minutes to load.  That's not at all bad.

The setup is nearly ready, so I'm going to proceed and get it done before the database glitches again. frown

Update: Damn.  The database dump doesn't work correctly if there are corrupt indexes, so I'll have to do an index rebuild first, then dump.

Update: Ran into a bug.  Looks like it's not happening today after all.  I'll keep working on it and reschedule, probably to tomorrow.

Update: Doh!  I know what's going on.  Hang on...

Update: Nope, that wasn't it. sad   Weird.  I'm already running a CherryPy app in production on this server, so why won't this one start?  I can't even get a trivial sample program to run.  Same version of Python and CherryPy too.  Hmm.

Update: Foo.  Networking wasn't running correctly on the newly-created virtual server.  I restarted it, and everything is fine.  It looked like a firewall issue - with the new system, not only is the server protected from the outside world, but all the virtual servers are protected from each other, and, in fact, from themselves.  But no, it was just that the loopback interface wasn't running.

Update: Okay, looks like the application server and database are working fine now.  Just need to set up the load-balancer.  But it's nearly midnight, so I won't be doing the move today; it will be tomorrow instead.

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Life

Damn Power Efficient Systems

One thing with my old computers - when sitting at my desk, even in the dead of Winter, my feet never got cold.

Nowadays even a quad-core system with 8GB of RAM, 4.5TB of disk, and a 1GB, teraflop video card doesn't make much of a footwarmer.

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Sunday, June 07

Geek

Bincho-tan!

It's pitch black, it's a cube (roughly), and it's small (relatively), so Bincho-tan it is.

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Friday, June 05

Geek

Whew

Thought we were having another database glitch.  Nope - it's backup time, is all.

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